22RE/Headgasket/timing chian/ oil leak
I purchased a 1994 toyota 22re pickup, it has 120K miles, I was told by the previous owner it uses a very little bit of coolant. When I went to change the oil for the first time it came out really thick and clumpy. I tapped up the coolant over flow and then I monitored the fluids. I had to tap up the overflow once a month and when it came time for the oil change I noticed a milky substance under the oil cap but the oil in the engine looked normal. When its cold I could see some vapor coming out the tail pipe and smell the sweet coolant smell. I installed new plugs, wires,pcv. I noticed the two plugs closest to the fire wall were corroded and the other two are fine, does that mean my head gasket is blow, what gasket should I use (oem)? Will I need a gasket set?
Am I better off pulling the engine to rebuild the head and replace the head gasket? Or should the engine be kept in the truck?
Are there difficult bolts to reach if it remains in the engine bay?
I am also starting to hear the timing chain clanking around for the first 5 seconds after startup and also everytime I change gears, its getting really bad so I stopped driving the truck. What is a good timing chain kit set that is relatively cheap but good quality I was told to
get ones with metal guides. Could I be mistaking a headgasket leak with coolant getting into the oil system from the timing cover being worn through?
I have a slight oil leak but not sure where its coming from I think its the valve cover gasket, any ideas, is this a common problem, only leaks when it sits for 8 hours or longer. It drips off the bell housing.
I am going to pull the oil pan to clean out the mesh on the oil pump pickup and make sure the broken timing chain guides are removed, do I need to buy a new oil pan gasket or can I use gasket maker? Removing the bar under the oil pan the only thing that needs to be removed before pulling off the oil pan?
I figure since I will be working on the engine should I replace the parts below and if so who has the best value?
timing chain cover
I know this is a loaded post, I appreciate ya'lls help, I really like this truck, anxious to get it back on the road, definately a big improvement from my old truck GMC Sonoma.
Last edited by Sudi; 06-12-2006 at 03:28 PM.